SRK to compete with Ben Affleck at box office

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 New Delhi: Ben Affleck’s “Gone Girl” is slated to release in India on the Diwali weekend along with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Bollywood entertainer “Happy New Year”.

The David Fincher-directorial movie will release in theatres Oct 24, a day after the festival of Diwali, and “Happy New Year” is expected to come on the same day.

Based on a best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl” features Affleck as a writer who is caught in a media circus when his wife goes missing and the police suspect he is responsible. Rosamund Pike plays his wife, while other characters are essayed by Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and Carrie Coon.

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The film, which examines dishonesty, the media, the economy’s effects on marriage, and appearances, released in the US Oct 3.

Meanwhile, SRK-starrer “Happy New Year” is among Bollywood’s much-awaited entertainers this year. Directed by Farah Khan, the multi-starrer heist drama also features Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.

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